#1
hey all, can you recommend some gear for me (amps, foot pedals, the whole shebang)? I'm gonna try to start a band soon and really don't have a clue as to what to buy

the band will be a cross between Capital Lights (myspace.com/capitallights) and Silverstein (myspace.com/silverstein) yeah I know unique mix. so basically Post Hardcore Pop. hmm....

I don't want to spend over $1000 at the moment, but yeah I would like some recommendations. I'm sorry if I seem like an idiot but I know nothing about gear except that a practice amp won't cut it.
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#2
go to a guitar shop. try out stuff.
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Quote by Mr. Sora
hey all, can you recommend some gear for me (amps, foot pedals, the whole shebang)? I'm gonna try to start a band soon and really don't have a clue as to what to buy

the band will be a cross between Capital Lights (myspace.com/capitallights) and Silverstein (myspace.com/silverstein) yeah I know unique mix. so basically Post Hardcore Pop. hmm....

I don't want to spend over $1000 at the moment, but yeah I would like some recommendations. I'm sorry if I seem like an idiot but I know nothing about gear except that a practice amp won't cut it.

i really dont like that type of music, but i think you should try out some amps at a nearby shop ( make shure they can be louder than a drum, an average 100 watt combo amp will do.) and try to see if the amp comes with a footswitch that changes from clean to distorted, cause im guessing your gunna want to do that. thats what i would do if i were you, but im not so you can decide for yourself lol
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#4
thanks guys, I know I seem like an idiot for not doing that first. lol
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thanks guys, I know I seem like an idiot for not doing that first. lol

no its cool, pretty mutch every guitarist has done this before. (not all asking on the internet first tho, like i asked a guitar shop dude lol)
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i really dont like that type of music, but i think you should try out some amps at a nearby shop ( make shure they can be louder than a drum, an average 100 watt combo amp will do.) and try to see if the amp comes with a footswitch that changes from clean to distorted, cause im guessing your gunna want to do that. thats what i would do if i were you, but im not so you can decide for yourself lol


If you want to have hearing damage, listen to this.

First of all, if you buy a tube amp, anything 30 W or higher will easily beat out drums.

If you buy a solid state amp, anything 60 W or higher will easily beat out drums.

The reason a tube amp sounds louder is because it's more of a natural sound then solid state amps.

I'm just guessing, but since post hardcore music is a form of hardcore punk, I'm going to guess and suggest a metal amp because actually a lot of punk bands use metal amps. First of all, go used. If your American, go on Craigslist.org. If you're Canadian, try kijiji.ca or usedeverywhere.com

Now, look for a used Marshall JCM 800, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, or a Marshall Plexi. Honestly, in a nutshell, any mid-gain or high-gain amp with good cleans will work.
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If you want to have hearing damage, listen to this.

First of all, if you buy a tube amp, anything 30 W or higher will easily beat out drums.

If you buy a solid state amp, anything 60 W or higher will easily beat out drums.

The reason a tube amp sounds louder is because it's more of a natural sound then solid state amps.



15w is enough for playing over a drummer, even 5w can be enough, though you will get alot of power tubes distortion.